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I'd just want to know what is the major difference between Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition and the Standard Edition regarding support, functionality etc.



locked by voretaq7 Nov 27 '12 at 17:48

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Microsoft have been kind enough to have a whole page dedicated to your question (Clicky), and only a few clicks away from their landing page too!

Now in 2012 that link provides no useful information regarding Windows Server 2008! – amyassin Nov 27 '12 at 13:39
@amyassin And besides, the proper thing to do with a broken link is to edit the post and update the link. – Michael Hampton Nov 27 '12 at 15:31

Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition adds these features compared to the Standard edition:

  • Active Directory Certificate Services are not limited to creating Certificate Authorities – no other ADCS features (NDES, Online Responder Service).
  • Active Directory Federation Services
  • File Services are not limited to 1 standalone DFS root.
  • Network Policy and Access Services are not limited to 250 RRAS connections, 50 IAS connections and 2 IAS Server Groups.
  • Remote Desktop Services are not limited to 250 Remote Desktop Services Gateway connections.

Here you can find a nice comparison by role table.